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Machu Picchu Tours One Day – Machu Picchu Day Trip

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Tour Details

Machu Picchu Tours One Day is the most popular full-day tour from the city of Cusco. With no sacrifice in time or quality, you will be getting a complete insight into the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on this guided tour.

The full-day trip to Machu Picchu is ideal for travelers having a short time in Peru and for those who want to make the best of it.

Visiting Machu Picchu tops the bucket list of every traveler in the region. There are numerous trails to Machu Picchu from Cusco. However, this Machu Picchu day trip is easier, safer, and more comfortable.

Enhance your travel experience with an optional upgrade on Vistadome Train, or on the Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

Please note that if you want to hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you will need permits. Permits are often sold out six months in advance. It is highly recommended that you check with us at the time of booking the tour.

Price Includes

  • Trip briefing.
  • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish).
  • Round trip transport from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Tickets to enter Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus transfer from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • First-aid kit and oxygen.
  • Samex tours Peru uses walkie talkies.

Price Excludes

  • Domestic flights. (we can book for you)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fee: Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain $70 per person
  • Walking Pole set: $20


  • Original passport and (University, College valid student card if applicable).
  • Extra money for drinks en route, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.
  • T-Shirt
  • Emergency money at least 300 soles. Total per person ($70-$100) Approximately.


Your epic Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco. We will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will embark on a two hours train ride to Aguas Calientes town.

You will be rewarded with captivating views of the snow-capped Andean peaks and highland villages as the train would be snaking to Aguas Calientes town. Our representative will meet you in Aguas Calientes and will be transferring you to the bus terminal.

Machu Picchu Day Trip

You will be boarding the 25 minutes bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu citadel. Our tour guide will be assisting you in clearing the security control. As we enter the citadel, you will witness the clouds clearing by as the Crepuscular rays beaming on the Incan walls. The Sunrise in Machu Picchu is a rewarding sight.

We will then give you a two hours guided tour of the citadel. After the tour to Machu Picchu, you will then have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own.

Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain hike (Optional)

Alternatively, you can hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu mountain. Huayna Picchu houses the iconic temple of the sun and offers a captivating view of the citadel.

You can also hike to the Sungate. It offers a spectacular view of Machu Picchu. This is the point of entrance for those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Once you have contemplated the views and have soaked into the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu, we will be exiting the citadel and will be taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes town.

You will have some free time here so you can stop by a local restaurant for lunch or simply take a refreshing dip in the thermal waters of the hot springs here.

Later in the evening, you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will meet you on arrival and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco by 09:30 PM.

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My Machu Picchu Day Trip experience was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment I was picked up from my hotel in Cusco, to the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu, every aspect of the journey was seamless and memorable.

The journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes was filled with stunning scenery, with the train ride offering panoramic views of the Andean peaks and charming villages along the way. Arriving in Aguas Calientes, I was greeted by a knowledgeable guide who led us on a short bus ride to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

September 25, 2023